On March 21st, Baidu announced the day before, because of the timeliness of Baidu content identification technology upgrade, the original independent news source database forms are no longer suitable for use, so cancel the news source database.
Baidu said in the announcement, the original news source in the library of best quality sites will be invited in Webmaster Platform club VIP site have the priority to show in the timeliness of the retrieval results, at the same time enjoy more services provided by the VIP Club; not settled in the VIP club site, still have a chance to show the effectiveness of the results.
At the same time VIP club services provided a comprehensive upgrade, the first to open the original quality timeliness site for entrance, to meet the requirements of original quality timeliness requirements can be submitted through the platform site home page right below the entrance.
Baidu also reminded that this is only the original quality of the timeliness of the site of the VIP Club application, other types of site follow-up will be gradually open, please do not submit.
Some analysts believe that, since the WeChat public number, including Tencent, Baidu hundred, news headlines today, Sohu, a news client information and so on, dozens of media platforms are funded, the audience can get content from many sources. Even if Baidu did not cancel the news source, the value of Baidu news sources have been minimal.
According to Baidu announcement shows that as of March 20th 17, has applied for news source site, will be in accordance with the standards of the VIP Club audit, the audit results will be returned within 30 days.